Macclesfield stretched their unbeaten run to four matches and inflicted Alfreton's fifth defeat in 10 games.

The hosts had started well, with Paul Clayton forcing Rhys Taylor into an early save, while Leigh Franks and Nathan Arnold having efforts blocked.

But Thierry Audel headed the Silkmen in front from John Paul Kissock's corner.

Clayton levelled with his 15th goal of the season from Josh Law's free-kick, but Waide Fairhurst headed the winner from Kieran Murtagh's cross.

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Alfreton Town

  • 01 Barnes
  • 02 Law
  • 03 Franklin
  • 06 Kempson
  • 10 Bradley
  • 12 Franks Booked
  • 17 Streete (Soares - 67' )
  • 14 Meadows (Boden - 67' )
  • 18 Hewitt
  • 09 Clayton (Tomlinson - 67' )
  • 11 Arnold

Substitutes

  • 23 Killock
  • 08 Soares
  • 15 Boden
  • 20 Worsfold
  • 21 Tomlinson

Macclesfield

  • 40 Taylor
  • 02 Jackson
  • 22 Braham-Barrett
  • 30 Audel
  • 34 Mills
  • 08 Murtagh
  • 17 Wedgbury
  • 19 Kissock (Winn - 75' )
  • 29 Kasim
  • 20 Fairhurst (Diagne - 90' )
  • 23 McDonald (Barnes-Homer - 75' Booked )

Substitutes

  • 14 Diagne
  • 07 Mackreth
  • 09 Barnes-Homer
  • 11 Winn
  • 12 Evans
Ref: Horwood
Att: 740

Match Stats

Shots

11 15

On target

6 10

Corners

4 11

Fouls

12 10

Live Text Commentary

94:35 Full time

Full Time The match has reached full-time.

90:00 +3:20

Leigh Franks is adjudged to have handled the ball. Pablo Mills takes the indirect free kick.

90:00 +1:36

Matthew Barnes-Homer takes a short corner.

90:00 +1:36 Substitution

Substitution Tony Diagne replaces Waide Fairhurst.

90:00 +0:49

Matthew Barnes-Homer takes a shot. Leigh Franks gets a block in. Matthew Barnes-Homer decides to take the corner short.

88:39 Booking

Booking Matthew Barnes-Homer shown a yellow card.

88:39 Booking

Booking Leigh Franks is booked.

86:19

Shot from just outside the box by Dan Bradley goes over the target.

85:31

Matthew Barnes-Homer challenges Leigh Franks unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Phil Barnes.

82:57

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Peter Winn played to the near post, Dan Bradley manages to make a clearance.

81:14

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Waide Fairhurst by Darran Kempson. Keiran Murtagh takes the direct free kick.

79:55

Ben Tomlinson produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

78:06

Corner taken by Keiran Murtagh, Ben Tomlinson manages to make a clearance.

76:00

The official flags Matthew Barnes-Homer offside. Phil Barnes takes the indirect free kick.

74:07

Inswinging corner taken by Josh Law from the left by-line played to the near post, Leigh Franks has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide left of the target.

74:07 Substitution

Substitution Matthew Barnes-Homer comes on in place of Dean McDonald.

74:07 Substitution

Substitution Peter Winn replaces John Paul Kissock.

74:07

Dan Bradley takes a shot. Sam Wedgbury gets a block in.

73:10

Shot by Waide Fairhurst from just outside the area goes over the net.

72:03

Inswinging corner taken by John Paul Kissock from the left by-line, clearance by Connor Franklin.

70:29

Foul by Nathan Arnold on Keiran Murtagh, free kick awarded. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Pablo Mills from right channel, Ben Tomlinson manages to make a clearance.

69:01

Nathan Arnold takes a shot. Save by Rhys Taylor. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Josh Law, save made by Rhys Taylor.

68:17

Effort from 20 yards by Keiran Murtagh. Phil Barnes makes a save.

66:27 Substitution

Substitution Scott Boden replaces Danny Meadows.

66:27 Substitution

Substitution Louie Soares on for Theo Streete.

66:27 Substitution

Substitution Ben Tomlinson replaces Paul Clayton.

65:49

Shot by Dean McDonald. Save by Phil Barnes. Keiran Murtagh decides to take a short corner.

63:27

Steven Hewitt takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.

62:42

Effort from 20 yards by Waide Fairhurst. Phil Barnes makes a save. John Paul Kissock takes the outswinging corner, save by Phil Barnes.

60:33

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Clayton by Thierry Audel. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Steven Hewitt, save made by Rhys Taylor. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Josh Law from the right by-line, clearance made by Ryan Jackson.

59:25

Dan Bradley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sam Wedgbury. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Keiran Murtagh, blocked by Danny Meadows.

57:54

Assist by Keiran Murtagh.

57:54 Goal scored

Goal! - Waide Fairhurst - Alfreton 1 - 2 Macclesfld Waide Fairhurst finds the back of the net with a headed goal from deep inside the penalty box. Alfreton Town 1-2 Macclesfield.

56:44

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dean McDonald by Leigh Franks. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Keiran Murtagh.

56:19

Shot by Waide Fairhurst. Save by Phil Barnes.

48:58

Foul by Dean McDonald on Darran Kempson, free kick awarded. Phil Barnes restarts play with the free kick.

48:03

Yaser Kasim concedes a free kick for a foul on Nathan Arnold. Free kick taken by Leigh Franks.

46:06

Thierry Audel produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.

45:25

Sam Wedgbury fouled by Danny Meadows, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Keiran Murtagh, clearance made by Darran Kempson.

45:01

The second half begins.

45:00 +0:53

Corner taken by Josh Law played to the near post, Sam Wedgbury manages to make a clearance.

43:35 Half time

Half Time It is the end of the first-half.

41:15

Darran Kempson concedes a free kick for a foul on Waide Fairhurst. The ball is crossed by Keiran Murtagh, Thierry Audel has a headed effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

40:54

Ryan Jackson fouled by Steven Hewitt, the ref awards a free kick. Yaser Kasim takes the free kick.

38:47

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by John Paul Kissock from the right by-line, Thierry Audel takes a shot. Darran Kempson gets a block in. John Paul Kissock takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance by Darran Kempson.

35:25

Josh Law provided the assist for the goal.

35:25 Goal scored

Goal! - Paul Clayton - Alfreton 1 - 1 Macclesfld Goal scored by Paul Clayton from deep inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Alfreton Town 1-1 Macclesfield.

34:54

Foul by Sam Wedgbury on Steven Hewitt, free kick awarded. Josh Law crosses the ball,

34:01

John Paul Kissock takes a shot from a long way out clearing the bar.

32:52

Dean McDonald is caught offside. Phil Barnes takes the free kick.

32:31

Short corner taken by John Paul Kissock from the left by-line.

30:13

The assist for the goal came from John Paul Kissock.

30:13 Goal scored

Goal! - Thierry Audel - Alfreton 0 - 1 Macclesfld Thierry Audel finds the back of the net with a headed goal from deep inside the penalty box. Alfreton Town 0-1 Macclesfield.

29:51

Corner taken by John Paul Kissock,

25:53

Sam Wedgbury takes a shot. Save made by Phil Barnes.

23:38

The referee blows for offside. Leigh Franks takes the free kick.

22:26

Thierry Audel gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul Clayton. Leigh Franks delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, clearance made by Sam Wedgbury.

21:53

Unfair challenge on Keiran Murtagh by Nathan Arnold results in a free kick. Rhys Taylor takes the direct free kick.

17:37

Paul Clayton concedes a free kick for a foul on Thierry Audel. Free kick taken by Rhys Taylor.

16:43

Keiran Murtagh concedes a free kick for a foul on Josh Law. Josh Law takes the free kick.

13:39

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Clayton by Pablo Mills. The ball is delivered by Josh Law, Leigh Franks takes a shot. Blocked by Ryan Jackson. Theo Streete fouled by Yaser Kasim, the ref awards a free kick. Nathan Arnold has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, Sam Wedgbury gets a block in.

12:21

Paul Clayton concedes a free kick for a foul on Thierry Audel. Rhys Taylor takes the free kick.

10:18

Dan Bradley concedes a free kick for a foul on Sam Wedgbury. Free kick crossed right-footed by Yaser Kasim, clearance made by Dan Bradley.

9:28

Sam Wedgbury gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Hewitt. Free kick taken by Dan Bradley.

6:19

Foul by Theo Streete on Pablo Mills, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Craig Braham-Barrett from left channel.

4:03

Paul Clayton takes a shot. Save made by Rhys Taylor.

0:00

The referee gets the match started.

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